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Waseda University

Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies

Doctoral Program

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctor of Philosophy in International Culture and Communication Studies
Subject - Humanities (History, Linguistics, etc.)
- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major International Culture and Communication Studies
Duration 3 years
Entry Date Spring Semester: April 1, 2017
Fall Semester: September 21, 2017
Location 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, JAPAN
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 2015
No. of Students 22
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 61
Tuition Fees 2017 Academic year
April Entry: 756,000 yen
September Entry: 756,000 yen
Additional Information As regards future career paths, we anticipate that many of those completing the master’s program at the new school will go on to engage in cutting-edge research combining theoretical innovations and empirical precision.
At the same time, We believe that many others will become invaluable human resources capable of working beyond borders for the international community, and thus enter a wide range of multinational corporations such as finance, media, trading and IT, and international organization such as NGOs and NPOs, as well as the various bodies belonging to the United Nations.
Contact Addressee: Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University
Phone: +81-3-3208-0467
Fax: +81-3-3208-8401
Email: gsiccs@list.waseda.jp
URL: https://www.waseda.jp/fire/gsiccs/en/
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 10
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements.
1. Holders of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or Professional Doctoral Degree in Law or those who are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period in which applicants wish to matriculate.
2. Holders of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or an equivalent from an institution overseas or those who are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period in which applicants wish to matriculate.
3. Those who have completed postgraduate programs and received a degree equivalent to a Master's Degree from the United Nations University or those who are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period in which applicants wish to matriculate.
4. Those who have been recognized by GSSICS as possessing academic credentials equivalent or superior to those of holders of a Master's Degree, Professional Master's Degree, or Professional Doctoral Degree in Law through an individual entrance requirements screening process and are scheduled to reach 24 years of age by the entrance period in which applicants wish to matriculate.

※Prospective applicants, who are unsure if they can fulfill the requirements mentioned in items No.4 above, must confirm their eligibility with GSICCS [Tel: +81-3-3208-0467, E-mail: gsiccs@list.waseda.jp] prior to application.
Application Period 2017 Academic year
April Entry (Overseas Application): September 23, 2016 to September 30, 2016
(Domestic Application): January 6, 2017 to January 13, 2017
September Entry (Overseas and Domestic Application): April 5, 2017 to April 13, 2017
Examination Type & Date The decision whether to accept or reject will be based on the results of evaluation of all the required documents submitted.
For some applicants, telephone or E-mail interviews will be required. Candidates will be contacted individually by the GSICCS Admissions Office
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee Overseas applicants: 5,000 yen
Domestic applicants: 30,000 yen

As of December 12, 2016

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